Day 1

23 January 2017

Smart Cities

“The smart city is an alluring vision of the future, in which civic technology such as traffic lights, smart meters for utilities and public transport could all be connected and feed back invaluable data online”

These sessions will cover all aspects of the development and future of smart cities. The track will explore the entire debate and structure of smart cities. They will discuss the effect of digital on the opportunities for smart city development, how to identify and implement an ecosystem within a smart city and also the social and societal considerations such as improving sustainability, quality of life and economic performance. The track will also discuss the energy sector and how changes within this industry fit with smart city development, and explore potential issues of technology, mobility and sustainability.

09:30AM

Smart Cities: Chair’s welcome and opening comments

Sacha Meckler

Principal

Analysys Mason

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. Sacha Meckler, Principal, Analysys Mason

09:50AM

Keynote Panel: Smart Cities on the move

Santiago Martín Caravaca

Founder

Smart City Brand

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Karl-Filip Coenegrachts

Chief Strategy Officer

City of Ghent

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Gustaf Landahl

Head of Department

City of Stockholm and GrowSmarter Coordinator

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Chi Onwurah

Labour MP for Newcastle upon Tyne Central & Shadow Minister Culture & Digital Economy

Shadow Minister Culture & Digital Economy

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Katalin Gallyas

CEO

Civic Tech Amsterdam

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  • Discussing smart city development across the globe and how does it help the digital transformation between and within cities?
  • The importance of collaboration – how easy is it to replicate smart city initiatives without this?
  • Infrastructure required
  • What are the challenges of for policy makers adopting these new technologies? Discussing relevant rules, regulations and policies in place
  • Expanding beyond Smart Cities into rural settings.
Moderator: . Santiago Martín Caravaca, Founder, Smart City Brand
. Karl-Filip Coenegrachts, Chief Strategy Officer, City of Ghent
. Gustaf Landahl, Head of Department, City of Stockholm and GrowSmarter Coordinator
. Chi Onwurah, Labour MP for Newcastle upon Tyne Central & Shadow Minister Culture & Digital Economy, Shadow Minister Culture & Digital Economy
. Katalin Gallyas, CEO, Civic Tech Amsterdam

10:30AM

Leadership as the cornerstone for transforming a smart city

Gustaf Landahl

Head of Department

City of Stockholm and GrowSmarter Coordinator

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  • The role of local Government working with industrial and research partners
  • How to help create a market for smart solutions
  • Pilot projects as a vehicle for change
. Gustaf Landahl, Head of Department, City of Stockholm and GrowSmarter Coordinator

11:00AM

Driving investment in the Connected City

  • What is driving investment in smart cities?
  • The Zero Capex City – minimising entry costs and thinking about short, medium and long term funding and sustainability strategies.
  • Discussing the wide variety of funding opportunities available from sources such as Economic Development Groups and EU wide initiatives such as Horizon 2020.
  • What is the role of data in generating revenue for connected cities?
  • Partnering with Global Businesses – Private Public Partnerships – benefits and limitations.

11:30AM

Networking Break

11:50AM

Panel: Urban Mobility – Creating smart transport systems

Archana Amarnath

Global Director and Frost & Sullivan Fellow

Frost & Sullivan

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Ulrich Fastenrath

Head of traffic information management and routing optimization

BMW

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Tim Gammons

Director

Arup

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Ian Jones

Solution Architect (Smart Cities)

Leeds City Council

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  • Exploring the potential of IoT in the transport sector, both in private and public transportation systems, and how it can help cities to address trends such as traffic congestion, environmental awareness and improving quality of life.
  • What role will autonomous vehicles play in future intelligent transport systems?
  • What are the latest advancements and IoT technologies that enable connected transport systems?
  • Discovering ways in which smart transportation can add business value and generate additional revenue
Moderator: . Archana Amarnath, Global Director and Frost & Sullivan Fellow, Frost & Sullivan
. Ulrich Fastenrath, Head of traffic information management and routing optimization, BMW
. Tim Gammons, Director, Arup
. Ian Jones, Solution Architect (Smart Cities), Leeds City Council

12:30PM

Sustainable Transport solutions for Smart Cities

Jeremy Dalton

CTO

TravelSpirit

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Simon Ho

Senior Innovation Officer

Transport for Greater Manchester

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  • How are sustainable traffic management solutions utilising the IoT can impact on reducing congestion and emissions, increasing safety efficiency and performance, and improve quality of life for citizens?
  • The role of smart parking, smart signalling and other traffic management technologies in enhancing urban mobility.
  • How data at the heart of transport innovation; utilising data to prevent failure and fatalities and for real time and predictive traffic management.
  • Real life examples from smart cities across the globe.
. Jeremy Dalton, CTO, TravelSpirit
. Simon Ho, Senior Innovation Officer, Transport for Greater Manchester

01:00PM

Networking Break

02:00PM

The Smart Citizen’s role in creating a Smart City

Karl-Filip Coenegrachts

Chief Strategy Officer

City of Ghent

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  • What do citizens want from a connected government in today’s digital world vs. what are priorities for government implementation?
  • The sharing economy/urban commons and the effect on smart cities – for example how Uber will affect Smart Mobility.
  • How to get a quadruple helix cooperation model to work.
  • Gamification and 3D/VR to encourage civil engagement in Smart City initiatives.
  • Evaluating the success and quantified benefits of a smart city to the citizen and the city
. Karl-Filip Coenegrachts, Chief Strategy Officer, City of Ghent

02:30PM

Afternoon Keynote: Sustainable smart cities

  • How can cities apply smart solutions to help them become more sustainable and environmentally friendly, even moving towards carbon neutral?
  • Estimating how energy management will reduce wastage and cut global emissions in areas such as electricity, water and waste management.
  • Strategies for individual businesses to support the path towards becoming a more sustainable and economic city (e.g. smart buildings)

03:00PM

Panel: Smart Cities need Smart Utilities

Sacha Meckler

Principal

Analysys Mason

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Llewelyn Morgan

Service Manager Infrastructure, Innovation & Development

Oxfordshire County Council

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Brian McGuigan

Representative

TALQ Consortium

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  • What is the role of IoT in enabling Smart Utilities and what role do Smart Utilities have in enabling IoT to realise the vision of Smart Cities – exploring ways to make cities more effective and energy efficient using IoT solutions such as smart lighting.
  • What are the differences in developing IoT solutions for Smart Cities vs Smart Utilities
  • Comparing the financing of Smart City projects and the financing of Smart Energy projects
  • Understanding the changing role of the consumer. The emergent Energy Prosumer, do we see IoT enabling the emergence of the City Prosumer
  • What other linkages are there between Smart Cities and Smart Energy – and how else can energy act as a fundamental enabler cities to improve life quality
Moderator: . Sacha Meckler, Principal, Analysys Mason
. Llewelyn Morgan, Service Manager Infrastructure, Innovation & Development, Oxfordshire County Council
. Brian McGuigan, Representative, TALQ Consortium

03:40PM

Networking Break

04:00PM

Infrastructure in Programmable Cities

Christian Tordo

Deputy Mayor, Economic Development, Employment, Industry and Digital Innovation

City of Nice

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  • Exploring technologies, ecosystems and toolkits available for open and smart cities
  • Connectivity modes – Wifi, 5G, Fiber, LPWAN –which one is most suitable for your smart city?
  • Scaling device management to city scale – sensors, beacons, apps, NFC and LBS.
  • Analytics and data management across layers, of the cloud, the fog and the core.
. Christian Tordo, Deputy Mayor, Economic Development, Employment, Industry and Digital Innovation, City of Nice

04:30PM

Big Data & the City: A Standards Perspective

  • Discussing the challenges of standardising smart city design – the sheer breadth of data generated by smart city initiatives means standardisation is complex.
  • Exploring common set standards set by organisations such as HyperCat, NIST, W3C and the World Council on City Data
  • Promoting interoperability for data created, used, and maintained by a smart city across all sectors, on behalf of, and in collaboration with its citizens.

05:00PM

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